View Full Version : WIP Thread: Contrasting emotion

07 July 2006, 06:20 AM
Hi everyone!

Never did a WIP thread before, so I thought I'd try it for my current AM assignment. We have to do a short animation of 2 contrasting emotions.

My mentor only wants key poses, no breakdowns this week, so that's what this is. Timing of them needs more tweaking, but I usually end up doing the refining of that once I copy pairs and get the breakdowns/transitions in there. In any case, I always appreciate any critique anyone wants to offer. Thanks for checking it out!

Key poses/Rough timing ( QT, 550K

07 July 2006, 02:45 PM
Now that is off to a good start. I really don't have any comments on the blocking phase. It looks like you have nice extremes and I particularly like the pose on 190. Nice stuff.

07 July 2006, 12:56 AM
Thanks for the comment man. Here's a slightly revised version with some timing and pose tweaks. Going to start adding breakdowns and refining the timing next. (

Quicktime, 550K

07 July 2006, 11:46 AM
Still working on this, but thought I'd put up what I have so far. Breakdowns are roughed in, still need to refine them more. Timing is getting closer but still some tweaking necessary. Don't mind the red ball, I have Maya 6.5 (no coloring keys like 7) so it's how I keep track of my keyframes.

As always, feedback is appreciated.

The chef w/ breakdowns (

07 July 2006, 10:15 AM
Here's where I'm at. Inbetweens and most of the overlap is in and now needs to be polished. Hands need some work and a few poses need to be softened where they're hitting, but overall I'm pretty satisfied with how things are progressing so far. He has a hat that I've rigged to do some secondary action on, and hopefully I'll get that up in a couple days.

As always, feedback is appreciated, and thanks for looking!

The Chef, Refining Stage ( Quicktime 1.2 MB

08 August 2006, 10:53 PM
Some more refinements done and roughed in the hat. A few spots are still hitting pretty hard but I'll be fixing them this week during polishing and then this baby is DONE!

Appreciate any feedback, and thanks for looking!

The Chef: Polishing stage ( QT, 1.5MB

08 August 2006, 09:36 AM
We're getting close...

This will probably be the last version I post before I do a final rendered version and move onto a dialogue shot. I've worked on the arcs and reworked the spacing in the final lunge to spit out the food, as well as added the hat with some secondary motion. A little bit more polishing and cleaning up some drift, but she's almost there. Any final polishing comments, speak now or forever hold your peace!

The Chef (, QT 1.5 Mb

08 August 2006, 01:09 PM
I like what you have going so far, I think that from about frame 140 to 151 nothing is moving, not even a little bit to suggest moving holds or anything. there is also a hold from frame 160 to 169, my guess is you going for anticipation but some how it does not read clear to me. Other than that, everything seems solid. good work!

ps: see you in campus, I'll be starting AM in sept.

Juan Tigreros

08 August 2006, 11:22 AM
Okay, here she is! Thanks for the feedback Juan!

This will be the final version and it's time to move onto a dialog shot. I'm sure I'll do a few more tweaks before it lands on the reel after I've had some time away with it though. But thanks to everyone for checking it out! Cheers! (

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